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The Joys of Winter
As I write, I look out on a thick blanket of snow rolling down to a frozen white lake. Ice…
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A Scottish Christmas
MY DEBUT NOVEL, A Dream of Death, will be published by Crooked Lane Books in April of 2019. The setting,…
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per•se•ver•ance
  per·se·ver·ance noun \ˌpər-sə-ˈvir-ən(t)s\ First known use: 14th century :The quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something…
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Dream, Dream, Dream
The main character in my mystery, young widow Kate Hamilton, contemplates the significance of dreams: All you have to do…
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The Last Man Who Knew Everything
Has anyone ever known everything there was to know? Who was the last person to have read every book in…
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Castles…Castles on Hills
The first time I laid eyes on the Old World I was twenty. It was a wintry day in January.…
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Long Live the Trees!
How many times have you watched the TV mini-series Pride & Prejudice (1995) with Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennett and…
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Something Strange is Going On in Ohio
In a winter of snow, ice, below-zero temperatures, fender-benders, and school closings, Nature sometimes creates its own form of entertainment.…
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Livin’ La Vida Fria: Life in the Polar Vortex
WINTER: most of us have at least one that stands out in memory. The year the snowdrift came over the…
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